Aging

Senior Nutrition Program

Access to food and nutritionally balanced meals is critical for a growing number of older persons living in our communities. The Senior Nutrition Program (Senior Dining and Home-Delivered Meals) provides nutritionally balanced meals, social contact and volunteer opportunities for more than 88,000 older adults through 568 locations across Minnesota. In addition to the meals, activities and special programming are available including health and nutrition screening, nutrition education and information about other services, such as grocery shopping and delivery. Persons who are 60 years of age or more and their spouse (regardless of age) are welcome. To qualify for a home-delivered meal, individuals must be 60 years of age or more and homebound. A contribution to help cover the cost of the meal is encouraged.

The program is funded through a combination of funds, including individual contributions, federal Older Americans Act funds, Federal Nutrition Services Incentive (NSIP) Funding reimbursement, state nutrition funds and local cash. To locate a nutrition site in your community, please contact your local Area Agency on Aging by dialing the Senior LinkAge LineŽ at 1-800-333-2433, or contact your local nutrition program or senior center. TDD/TTY users please call 1-800-627-3529 and ask for the phone number listed above.


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